I want to learn Portuguese... Is there any material available on the internet which can help me learn it. My friend speaks Portuguese so she can help me with the pronunciations. But it would be much better if there is a study plan and study materials available with it.
It would be great if the content i was talking about is available for free
Well I'm Portuguese, from Portugal.
Brasilians have a funny way of talking and they have a lot of expressions that we do not have in Portuguese. You may say that Portuguese from Brazil has a samba rythm to it.
In spite of the language being the same some Brazilians do not understand Portuguese when it is spoken with the Portuguese accent. Some Poruguese actors when working in Brazil hve to change the way they talk so that Brazilians can understand them.
You may download some songs from Brazil and others from Portugal and you'll see the diference.
Some words are also spelled diferently.
So my advice is to learn brazilian Portuguese if you want to talk with your girlfriend famillie's, they will understand you better, they won't moke you and the Brazilian has another flavour to it.
I used to teach Portuguese in college, now I moderated online discussion group devoted to learning and practice in Portugal and or English. You can learn Portuguese online practice with a native speaker who is learning the language. Write or speak Portuguese online to improve grammar and conversation. Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and lesson plans that allow debate to change the language itself.